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How To: Compliance Reporting with the Skills Matrix [VIDEO]

The following walkthrough takes a look at the capabilities of the Skills Matrix in xapiapps. 

Support Team Support Team on Oct 4, 2017

Changes to Learning Experience Design are Flipping the Industry

The following is an except from The LX Designer's Handbook.

Support Team Support Team in LXDesign on Sep 27, 2017

xAPI and Kirkpatrick's Model Working in Perfect Harmony

Implementing Kirkpatricks Model with xAPI

Digital learning systems have begun to make deep, qualitative learning theories practical at scale. The industrial model of training and evaluation is a compromise between results and practicality, but with smart systems, those complex and rich views of training can come to life.

Support Team Support Team on Aug 15, 2017

New in xapiapps - Topics & Learning Libraries to Enhance a Learning Experience

 We’re adding more new features this week you’ll love in your xapiapps account.

Support Team Support Team on Mar 16, 2017

New in xapiapps - Learning Experience Builder

We've added some great new features to the Learning Experience Builder in xapiapps.

What's the difference between evaluation and learning?

Social science research, the kind we would use to research training effectiveness for example, is in big trouble. Psychology in particular, whose methods are widely adopted for education research, is undergoing a severe replication crises. That’s to say, it turns out that many published research papers have results that cannot be replicated, methodologies that are full of holes and conclusions that aren’t justified.

How to Make Smile Sheets That Will Actually Make You Smile

Even if you have never heard of a “smile sheet”, it’s almost certain that you’ve seen one or had to complete one.

Kirkpatrick's Evaluation Model in Instructional Design

Instructional design is somewhat of a black art at the best of times. Much of what the best training designers do is more a result of experience and intuition as opposed to strict adherence to theory or models. Of course, in order to break the rules you have to know them in the first place. This is why instructional designers who are starting out should pick a design model that they feel is a good match for their style, subject and workflow. This will act as scaffolding upon which to build a logical structure that students can interpret and internalize.

Learning Styles are Bunk: The Evidence Against a Fad

 We have all heard the term “learning style” bandied about at conferences, in magazines and in conversation with educators of every stripe. It represents the idea that each student is “equal but different”,  and needs to be taught in a way that accords to their unique minds.

Should Learners be Treated Differently Based on Capability?

To say that no two learners are the same is almost an axiomatic statement. This is clear to anyone who cares to think about it for a moment. If you take a classroom full of learners, give them the same instructions, under the same conditions while using the same assessments, you’ll get very different results.